MSPB: AGENCIES HAVE TOOLS TO SUSPEND WITHOUT PAY - May 25, 2016
MSPB Reminds Agencies They Don’t Need Airtight Proof to Get Suspected Criminals Off the Payroll
By Kellie Lunney, Government Executive
The Merit Systems Protection Board is reminding federal agencies that they can indefinitely suspend without pay employees suspected of crimes.
Agencies do not by law have to wait for a criminal indictment, or actual conviction, to temporarily take workers off the payroll if they have “reasonable cause” to believe the employees committed a crime that could carry jail time.